October 26, 2021 - Governor Parson recently signed a proclamation declaring October as Careers in Construction month to spotlight and appreciate the skilled craft professionals who make up this critical workforce. Students at North and South Tech High Schools’ construction programs are privileged to be mentored by these professionals daily.
As one of the nation’s largest industries, The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the construction industry will need over 2 million workers by 2025. North and South Tech High Schools are proudly doing their part to meet this demand and employers have taken notice. We are well known for helping to build the pipeline of highly skilled, well-trained, and eager young people who are ready to help close the skills gap and ensure our infrastructure is supported for the next generation.
Among the companies and organizations that are mentoring and hiring our students are the Home Builders Association, the Construction Careers Development Initiative, Paric, Ameren, Spire, the Carpenters Union, and the Sheet Metal Workers Local 36. Our instructors have all worked in the field prior to leading our classes and bring valuable experience and connections to our programs which include: Carpentry, Construction Trades, Electrical Trades, Floor Layers Middle Apprenticeship, HVAC. Additionally, we offer Precision Machining and Welding, both of which are in high demand in the power generation industry.
Careers in Construction month won’t wrap up at Tech until the end of the school year, so be sure to check out more about the programs they offer on their websites: North Tech and South Tech. If you are interested in partnering with Tech to support our students in these career programs, please contact Sally Difani, administrator of partnerships.